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/»-. ::*r^:£'v ffiaSfe & Telegraph Service of The I Daily Gate City and rea Constitu -Democrat is received war onr own leased wire. .* tion 120* 5- Mows, this effort naturally his final »r aeml-flnatwat- [new on all prisoners fwtunf Russia, together with the returned wounded and the •biy will barely suffice to active divisions up to any their intended strength, aiser may undertake elaborate ere and there, but the indlca hls main thrust will be the British or the French and (combined. formation is that the Germans nmer the British with the bulk, army, simultaneously spread stands to the effect that the [do not fight as well as the llles, in order to create friction (the entente nations. tille prisoners admit that mouth* are still watering for and the oool, green valley of nme, stretching toward the sea. with double objectives -one and sinister, the other dar desperate—H indenfeurg may eted shortly to set the western ont ablaze, meantime, events, out here ling as usual before an of- There Is considerable shell high explosives, and joekeying high ground that furnishes the Wonnded Inclnde Killed in Action and ran Fr»m Accidents. ^^Prees Lesaad Wire Servioel SHTNtTTOK, May 21.—Oeneral forty-one names In •^^ty Ust divided as fol- Wiled In action.- 1 °«ad o? disease. faead from woonds. S*'4 IjOT3t- 3 rn of accidents. ««•»_•* :-t Jteen wounded severelr^ A vl wonnded slightly •missing in action." w.^11 A^ell. AtOebore, L^.d Wm. KL B. Bmerson, Kf*. were killed in action, iin reported m?Z Xnown to missing in His home Is Colfax, Iowa, in action: SK^*8^1 M" Al«en- Atne- Btaersona, Leslie Allen. "c*. Conn. nadL Pr1vates John Kel- Rooco V. Marone, Hart- r^worods received in action: Blgelow, A«bory wxfctent: oii« & Ooflin, Id- rt R- Metiger, Oh«A A.1® Robertson, Hhm ^^M^Uock, JO Paso, Texas &SfS to**** it' imi KM JO LEAD GREAT SMASH ?y, Troops Take Thirty Prisoners and Six Machine Guns, While Waiting for Offensive to Start. Philip 8lmm», United Press I advantage of position. The air along iff Correspondent.] the 9omme is buzzing wfth allied and THE BRITI8H ARMIES IN German planes, the aerial fighting be- May 20.—(night)—General ing of unusual scope and intensity, in is widely reported to be: The finest lighting weather of the t(?„***? 1 war Field Marthal Hlndenborg T„- itr V&i undred Divisions, 1,200,000 Men, All Poped Up by Germany's Pro fessional Spirits Boosters. continues. There has been only one [opening. •late that a hundred divisions troops, (1,200,000 man) are Hindenburg's order. Forty are fresh, not having been this season's fighting. The have been out of the line to be rested and doped |lly by Germany's professional ters. Without prophesy twill be the nature of his next shower since a week ago and this was insufficient to settle the dusty, bone dry roads. The trees lining the roads are covered with a fine, white powder, while motors resemble the dust-covered hero in the third act of "Shenandoah." The fields are a beau tiful green, right up to the trenches. Both the Somme and Lys battle fields look semi-tropical—more like Louis iana than northern France. It would be strange if Hindenburg allowed such weather to be wasted. These days favor an •WenetVe fan mora than defensive battle. •V: v" •. Von ^l-ftndenborg Hesitates. ]By J. W. T. Mason, United .Press War Expert NBW YORK. May 21.—Continual hesitation to resume the offensive in Pleardy and Flanders by Von Hind en bore is acting to the increasing disad vantage of the Germans, and suggests the existence of divided opinions at the kaiser's headquarters. There are indications that reorgani zation of Germany's shattered divi sions along the west front, sufficient for a renewal of offensive tactics, was completed some time ago. Neverthe less Von Hindenburg has postponed from day to day his apparent desire to try once more to reach the chan nel ports. During this period of inde cision the allies have been given time to bring u-p reinforcements and an op portunty has been presented for American troops In decreasing num bers to enter the trenches and fa miliarize themselves with local condi tions. Furthermore General Foch has been able to direct limited offensives at which he is amazingly adept, and (Continued on page 2.) •AY'S CASUALTY LIST CONTAINS FORTY-ONE NAMES vllle, Mass. Jtrfinny Wilson, Norfolk, Va. Wounded severely: Lieutenant Frank A. Fritz, Butler, N. J. Sergeant« Walter W. Crisler, Ava, 111. John H. Victor, Memphis, Tram. Corporals Sanford B. FJelland, IHictley, Iowa Frank Mertes. FVvin tain City, Wis. Panl El Sandei, tewts buxg, Pa Bloomfleld Weidner, Potts town, Pa. Privates Wlndsorf F. Al exander. Mik, Maine Frederick A. Hall, Gardner, Mass. Adley C. Jor dan, Centrahoma. Okla. Irvin K. Mo Cormack, Donnvbrook. N. D. Adam V. Mixiackl, Pulaski. Wis. Vincent •Nickel, Chicago Frank B. Roth, Fort Wayne, Ind.: Abraham Shellenbarger, Hingham, Mont. Chas. H. Siavik. 4012 William St., Omaha. Neb. Saml T. Smith, Barton, Ark. Wesley B.. Wentworth, 1117 Bast Twentieth Ave., Denver. Colo. Wounded slightly: Mechanic Hany W. L/ntz. Chicago Privates Elmer L. Tokken, Palermo. N. !. John T. Hynes, Whitaker, Pa. i^onei N. Johnson, Mlnot. N. D. Law rence Marcuzzi, Berwind, W Va. Wil liam Parsens Warner. Allentown, Pa. •Morris Weinman, Chicago. Missing In acton: Limit. Ptiiltp W. Ftanter, York. S. C. Oapbttn James N. HW1. Colfax, Iowa. Of* Canadian List. OTTAWA. Ont.. May 21.—The fol lowing Americans are mentioned ,ln today's Canadian casnalty list: Died of wounds: F. Barns, Green Castle, Pa. Died: 1a A Luke, Dayton, Wyoming. 1U: W. Q. Wilson, New Castle, Pa. Missing (believed Wiled): B. W. Mi*in S3mi Ottx. m. -, »V f'i W *$»::•:.' \l' l'.-' i«u/!7 VM. 'I t' mmmm mm IRELAND CALM f: AFTER ARRESTS Sixm Fein Members Ask Gov ernment to Show Proof of Treasonable German .• —Plot. LEADERS ARE IN JAIL Anxious to Know What Effect Be Produced on the United States By Will Events. [By Webb Miner, United Press Staff Correspondent DUBLIN, May 21.—Dublin today is outwardly still very calm. The streets are thronged with groups of men discussing the blow which fell upon the Sinn Fein when more than 100 arrests were made. It is evident the government made a clean sweep of rebel leaders in every community. It seems to have left the Sinn Feiners guideless and uncertain what action to take next, although they immed iately appointed Alderman Kelly and John MacNeil to replace DeValer* and Griffith. Kelly and MacNeil are of the milder element and are ex pected to counsel moderation and no violence. In their street talk, the Sinn Fein ers defy the government to show proof of a German plot for an Irish uprising, and demand the proof he quickly •produced. The more rahid ones savagely ana onenly avow talk of German inftaew* is a plot by England to kill Sinn Felnism. The ma)orlty of the moderates de scribe themselves as being anti-ESng lish. pro-Irish and not pro-German. "K the government has got the goods," they saifl, "then weH repud iate our leaders and get others. How ever. we do not believe that so many have been connected with a German plot.* Sinn Fein headquarters have re opened. Officials announced that eight-four leaders have been arrested and that they expected more arrests. The interior of Ireland calm. Bveoing newepapere demanded the government produce swoof of its Ger man claims and charge that, the gov announced the alleged plot simultaneous IT with the visit of the labor delegates so as to 1) m$m oob CoiutftwtfoB Ikmuimt. KEOKUK, IOWA, TUESDAY, MAY 21, 1918 "It Hasn't Reached ME Yet" man and woman In tba United States are kidding themselves aad ust drifting alone with the Mas that, "somehow tUi war won't reach MX." If yon wake np and do yaw part NOW It may not reach' yea. IX yea do not, yog wfll find ft will hit yea and it won't be a gentle tap, either. Ifa a free fbr all,' anyone oaa gstin that vaate-t*, wrmjtutm —Tfce! anpre cartoon is from the Kansas Oty Poet, reproduced in The Gate Ctty through the courtesy of the managing editor of the Post Blaze Started in Several Spots at Once, Following Re ceipt of Threatening Letters., IN THE HEART OP FRISCO Whole Block Destroyed Including Fourteen Rats, With Million Dollar Loss. [United Press Leased Wire Service] SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 21.— The plant of the Fowler Airplane company and a cabinet factory next door which was making airplane parts were totally destroyed by fire which apparently started in several places at the same time today. The fire swept the entire block of wooden structures bounded W aid. Mission. Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. j)amage was estimated' at nearly $1,000,000. Fourteen flats were destroyed. A nftw shipment of Irish linen to be used in making airplane wings was burned op. R&bert Fowler, owner of the airplane factory, said the linen was worth fifty thousand dollars. The L. and E. Broanuel company, cabinet makers, who were making air plane parts for Fowler under a gov ernment sub-contract, have recently received anonymous threatlng letters. The Are started about seven a. m. At nine o'clock it was under control. Firemen saved some of the machinery from the Fowter plant Captain Hall Not Dead. WIIX before ITa swnr whether they want ta or not. fi r- WTTH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN LORRAINE, May 2j.—(night)—Cap tain Hall, Colfax, low*, who was brought down behind the German Unas, May 7, is alive In a German hos pital it waa leaned today. He is tat not LOOKING FOR AN OPENING BURIAL SERVICE OF DEAD AVIATOR Remains of Major Lnfberry r. Laid to Rest in Grassy Cemetery Back of Wair HoepitaL WHILE BIG GUNS BARKED Over Fellow Flyers Hovered and Dropped Flowers on the Coffin as Chaplain Prayed. Press [By IVank J. Taylor, United Staff Correspondent.] WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN LORRAINE, May 20. (Night.)—Amer ican and French soldiers paused this afternoon in the game of war, where ever possible, to pay homage to Ma jor Raoul Luflberry, the great Amer-1 ican ace, who was killed in an air I nm hnld in Ths funeral vlc©s W4?r© o&id in pj a hospital within the sound of the 2(K'°°0 big guns. French and American ^rapce. companies stood at attention while I an American band played. French and American aviators were present in large numbers. A French general and an American general also paid tribute to the fallen aviator. The coffin, draped with an Ameri can flag, was carried by four French aviators to a tiny grassy cemetery •behind the hospital. Infantry com panies W^fe lined up on one side of the roed while officers and arriators were drsrtta up on the other. in the front lines that a German' Been SlCK Several RLOntbS plane had been brought down by onej Does Not Improve, of Tjnflberry*s comrades. "It's as Rfttml would want it," said an American airman. -He'd care far more to have a Boche brought down than to have elaborate services in his honor." Later it was reported that the Ger man biplane responsible for L*if berry's death, was brought down by a French aviator. This has not been officially established. The Boobe machine which caused LufberTy's death came directly tor S.) CBy Fred S. Ferguson, United Press Staff Correspondent] WITH THE AMERICANS IN PIC AROY, May 20 (rWght)—An American reconnaissance patrol penetrated the German wires tonight, put an enemy patrol to flight and returned safely to. the American lines. The patrol crept across No Mans Lad, ata point where the lines are about 200 yards apart. In the dis tance the shattered church tower and Jagged walls of other buildings In Can* tlgny stood Hke ghosts in the moon light. A strong Boehe patrol suddenly at tempted to surround the Americana, but scattered when tho latter opened Are. The American' patrol made Ita way back wtthotrt losing a man. The gus+sat aertal aetttrtty con tinues .day and eight along the front. Bombs were dropped near tin Ameri can hoeprital, btrt no one wai injured. The barking of anti-aircraft guns, the breaking of shells in the aky and the hum of airplane motors ia almost con stant. Aero as, in the German lines, flash lights streak the sky, mingling with the flare and glare of guns. The unexpected bombardment, In conjunction with the scheduled re sumption of the German offensive, haa not materialized. This morning the American artillery shelled German po sitrons and the Boches made only a slight reply. Wh'le Testing l-Hs Motor. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMTY IN LORRAINE, May 20 (night)—Captain David Peterson, of Honesdale, Pa., jumped into his monoplane this morn ing for a trial spin, to test the motor. Northeast of Nancy, he spotted a German biplane. Attacking it. he forced the Boche to drop behind the I German lines. Grave Peterson has officially brought down five German planes in four days but as the encounter today was not witnessed by any others, he does not get official credit for bagging an other. Official Communique. WITH THE AMERICAN ARMIES IN FRANCE. May 21.—The official communique issued at American head quarters last night says: "Except for artillery firing on both sides in various sectors, there was nothing new to report today." First FlHd Artillery. WASHINGTON, May 21.- -Amer- lca'a firet artillery—arpproxi meo has bo®rl Tt is ,Tm1erstood form army oorps of three divisions each, with Colonel A. W. Bjornstad as cinef of staff. Major General Hanter Lig gett le understood to command one of the army ocwps. Army officers here, however, be ll eve that Liggett, being senior, win A group of American aviators, hov ering above the grave, showered the coffin with flowers as the chaplain completed the rites. owing the services, a report (jhaiies Warren Fairbanks Has received from an American observer', 1 ,, ... [United Press Leased Wire Service.] TNDiAiNAPOLIB, Ind., May 21-— FVrilowing an examina^on by physic ians this morning, it was stated that Charles Warren Fairbanks' condition was still very serifius. "There Is no improvement," the physician announced. Altlaragh the former vice president spent a quiet causing members of the family who were at his bed side to believe his condition was im- ., THE WEATHER .^, 4 ThimderrshcHTCfrs. Warmer. Lo cal temp—8 p. m. 70 &4U m. 62. Bombs Dropped Near American Hospital by German Aviators* But no One Was Injured. BOGHE PATROL IS PUT JD FU^HT Captain Norman Hall of Colfax, Iowa, Not Dead, But Lies Wounded in Prus sian Hospital. The American 1 -Wk "M EIGHT PAGES ,s- -5 command the field army asd Major General Chas. T. Meoher, who haa been oomsnanl8r of the rainbow di vision, will command one of the army corps. The present arrangement, aoooad* ing to information here is provision al in order to try out plans at crpm izatton which heretofore hawe been theoretical so far as the American army is concerned. Otangss may be made In the size and arrangement of the unit and also in the command era. Field armies, it Is pointed out. are not of atrsngth bat are re arranged Cram tine to time aa strat egical considerations dketate. Star of fensive operations a Odd amy gen erally ia augmented by the adrtlttoa of several dlitaln— OIiMum. Descending in No Man'B Land, he unstrapped himself from his seat and crawled into a shell hole. A German battery firing at his dis abled machine, scored a direct hit and smashed it. The captain, sur rounded by bursting shrapnel, drag ged himself from crater to crater un til he reached the allied front lines, near the Juncture of the Belgian and British armies. The aviator was taken to a hospital where he is reported doing fine. French troops attacking brilliantly near the Belgian border last night re- (Corrtlrmed on page 2.) FORMER VICE PRESIDENT IS IN SERIOUS CONDITION proved, Che physicians declare that he was in an extremely critical con dition. Fairbanks ba« been ill for several months at his home here. His con dition has been serious for several days. He was very near death Sun day but the fact had been kept secret until his condition showed some tm proveenent- HHs children, Fred and Warren' Fairbanks, and Mrs. John W. Tim mo ns, are at the bedside. Dr. J. C. MacDooaW. who has been attending the former vice president, indicated that there was little hope for recovery. The physician and family refused to make any state ment regarding the nature of the disease, but it is understood to be Brlght's disease. \.sj «X whidi It la aAdamtood tnere will be to a oorps, consist of men. In addition, corps has some MvOOO —heavy artillery and signal battal ions, field artillery, cawahy and pk near regiments and aero eqnadrms—• making each cor^js approdmately 100,000 men. Unless the British army Is greatly rertnlorced in the nest tan or liven months it is likely that by August 1, the namiber of United States troops In France will closely approximate the size of Haig'a ftoreea now facing the Germans. This startling rwelsOcn of gigan tic strides being made by this oo«n try In putting men on the firing line rmmm today froan anthodtatlve cir cles here. Brigading of American troops with the British continues. Presumably men from the national army are the ones used to tatoe their places with the British. Formation of tjhe field army is ao compllshed by use of seasoned troops which have'been in France for a long Period. American Aviators. [By Wm. Philip Slmms, United Press StafT Correspondent] WITH THE BRITISH ARMIES IN FRANCE. May 20.—An American aviator, a captain from the region of Philadelphia, fought the Germans over the lines east of Tpres, with his leg broken by a machine gnn ballet, until his engine was disabled. -||jr •"v" A ••'•Jc.